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Joycenights Festival

James Joyce Tower & Museum

9-14 September 2023

The James Joyce Centre was proud to sponsor Joycenights, a literary festival at the James Joyce Tower & Museum in Sandycove from the 9th to the 14th of September 2023.

In September 1904, James Joyce spent six nights in the Sandycove Martello Tower, where he would later set the opening episode of Ulysses. This festival commemorated his short but significant residency with readings, concerts, and a podcast.

See the schedule below for more information. Please visit the Tower’s website at

Saturday 9 September

17:00 – 18:30 – “The Tower” by Joe Joyce read by Declan Gorman and Gerald Lee

19:30 – 21:00 – Landless, a cappella folk music

Sunday 10 September

17:00 – 18:30 – Blooms & Barnacles Podcast – Interview with Vivien Igoe and Robert Nicholson

19:30 – 21:00 – “Fragments of Lucia” performed by Joseph Chester

Tuesday 12 September

17:30 – 18:30 – Molly’s Soliloquy performed by Caitriona Ni Threasaigh

19:30 – 21:00 – “Songs of Joyce” with Darina Gallagher & Sinead Murphy

Wednesday 13 September

17:00 – 18:30 – “Telemachus at the Tower” performed by Paul O’Hanrahan

19:30 – 21:00 – Druidy Druids, Joycean Songs

Thursday 14 September

17:00 – 18:30 – “Telemachus at the Tower” performed by Paul O’Hanrahan

19:30 – 21:00 – Noel O’Grady joins Camille O’Sullivan, recital

This festival was supported by the Night-Time Economy After Hours at the Museum scheme.

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